Manafiafy & Kayak Experience


$ 2,632.29

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Duration: 1 - 2 Weeks
Country(s): Madagascar

Experience Madagascar’s pristine beauty and be rewarded with barefoot luxury in a private, picturesque bay. At Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge you are surrounded by the very best of Mother Nature. During your stay embark on an overnight, fully serviced kayak experience.


Experience Madagascar’s pristine beauty and be rewarded with barefoot luxury in a private, picturesque bay.  During your stay at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Hotel embark on an overnight, fully serviced kayak experience – 7 Days.

Manafiafy & Kayak Experience Tour Highlights:

Antananarivo – Experience Madagascar’s busy capital city, filled with traditional street art and cultural markets that offer a full Madagascar experience.

Manafiafy Beach – Enjoy privacy and barefoot luxury on the sandy white beaches.

Overnight Luxury Camping – All campsites provide luxurious camping opportunities with French-trained chefs that will make traditional Madagascar style cuisine.

Kayaking – Enjoy an adventurous kayaking experience along the pristine river through the St Luce Reserve and discover Madagascar’s diverse wildlife and plant species.



Low season – EUR 2,270  (15 Mar – 20 Jun 2022/21 Nov – 09 Jan 2023)

High season – EUR 2,619 (21 Jun 2022 – 20 Nov 2022)

Price per person sharing


  • Accommodation
  • 1 night in Antananarivo with breakfast
  • 4 nights at Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge on all-inclusive basis (activities,meals, local soft drinks and beers)
  • 1 night bush camping and kayaking on all-inclusive basis (activities, meals, soft drinks, beers, dome tents, stretcher beds, extra mattresses, lighting, bush showers & toilets
  • All transport and transfers
  • Services of an experienced professional Malagasy guide
  • All excursions, park fees and community/environmental levies
  • All kayaks, personal buoyancy aids and paddles are provided


  • Flights & airport taxes: International & domestic (Antananarivo – Fort Dauphin return)
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks: Wine & spirits
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, visas, travel insurance, laundry, souvenirs etc.


The city accommodation will be in up-market, boutique-style hotels, while the bush camping nights are spent in spacious 3 man tents that will include stretcher beds and mattresses with bedding. Bush-style showers and toilets are provided, as well as all soft drinks and beers. Meals are a major highlight and prepared by French-trained chefs, both on the river and at Manafiafy, where the accommodation style has been selected for its barefoot luxury offering, quite unique to Madagascar.

Day 1: Grand Urban Hotel or similar
Days 2- & 3: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge
Day 4: Bush Camping
Days 5 & 6: Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge

Tour Preparation


When arriving in Antananarivo on the morning of day 1 of the tour, you will be picked up from the airport and embark on your tour. Should you arrive prior to day 1, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day 1 (Pick up time will be confirmed on arrival).


In Antananarivo, we use an air-conditioned vehicle, and for the rest of the tour, we use 4×4 vehicles.

Kayaking equipment

We provide Synergy Fluid Double Kayaks, which also have a centre seat and so can be paddled by one person if needed. They are stable and durable, being made from Polyethylene and they weigh only 33 kg. The kayaks are 3.8 m long and 0.86 m wide, with a carrying capacity of 190 kg. Each kayak has 2 hatches and contains one 15 L “Dry Bag”. There is also a tank well with a bungee cord if needed. Each kayak comes standard with a backrest on each seat, which is removable if so desired. Your PDF (personal flotation device) or “life jacket” is a handy ‘one size fits all and is a quality make and design. Cobra paddles with an aluminium shaft and hard, durable plastic blades, complete the outfit.


A visa is required to enter the territory of Madagascar and can easily be obtained upon arrival at the airport of Antananarivo with a validity of up to 60 days. Tourists staying for less than one month can purchase a visa for 115’000 Ariary (around 35 €). Paying with the exact amounts or small currency is advised. No photographs are required, however, please ensure that passports are valid for at least 6 months after the return date.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman Madagascar Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange
your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance

Making your travels meaningful

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting


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